Sunday Preview: April 13, 2014

April 13 is Passion/Palm Sunday. Be present as the worship spaces are decorated with beautiful palms. Watch as the children wave them and sing at the 11am traditional service. Listen as Pastor Michael Bailey preaches on Matthew 21:1–11. Be sure to get a palm cross from the greeter or usher, and bring a friend as we worship together. 

Hymns and anthems at both the 8:30am and 11am services this week will refer to Jesus' triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey on that first Palm Sunday. In addition, there will be a procession with palms at the 11am service, combined children's choirs will then sing, and palm crosses will be handed out at both services.

Opening voluntary at 8:30am will be a short meditation by Jeanne Demessieux on a traditional "Hosanna" melody; that at 11am is a brilliant, exuberant paean of praise reflective of the sense of triumph. Closing voluntary at both services is a setting by J.S. Bach of the tune of the traditional Palm Sunday hymn "All Glory, Laud and Honor" which also serves as the opening hymn at both services.

Palm Sunday at New Horizon:

  • Sing Hallelujah, by Mark Stokes (Vineyard Music)
  • Hosanna, by Paul Baloche
  • Do Something, by Matthew West
  • Your Grace Still Amazes Me, by Shawn Craig (of Phillips, Craig and Dean)

New Horizon service will also feature a powerful video clip from the "Jesus of Nazareth" movie accompanied by the band singing "Your Grace Still Amazes Me" (with Lynn Gordon/Joey Armeniox).